Federal Government’s 2017 Fiscal Shortfall Is 74% Worse Than Reported Budget Deficit
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:17:11 +0000
By James D. Agresti March 7, 2018 The federal government reported a budget deficit of $666 billion for its 2017 fiscal year, but a new comprehensive accounting published by the U.S. Treasury shows that federal finances deteriorated by $1,157 billion … Continue reading
Media Misinformation About Arming Teachers
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:56:47 +0000
By James D. Agresti February 27, 2018 Misinformation can be deadly, especially when it comes to issues like school shootings. This is because it can build support for policies that increase fatalities and generate opposition to reforms that can save … Continue reading
How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence?
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:54:23 +0000
By James D. Agresti February 23, 2018 In a New York Times column entitled “How to Reduce Shootings,” Nicholas Kristof writes, “It is true that guns are occasionally used to stop violence. But contrary to what the National Rifle Association … Continue reading
Government Spending on Higher Education Reaches an All-Time High
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:23:36 +0000
By Stuart Shepard and James D. Agresti February 12, 2018 It’s a common theme in the news media: Education needs more money. Always. In keeping with that storyline, a recent Washington Post article about higher education reports: To the alarm … Continue reading
Government-Mandated Benefits Suppress Workers’ Wages
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:13:17 +0000
By James D. Agresti February 5, 2018 Shortly before he was sworn in as the governor of New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, said: This state, under the current leadership, has gotten into the belief that … Continue reading
Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:27:44 +0000
By James D. Agresti January 30, 2018 Throughout the extensive media coverage of President Trump allegedly calling Haiti, El Salvador, and nations of Africa “s—hole countries,” most journalists glossed over the central policy question at the core of this debate: … Continue reading
2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:40:59 +0000
By James D. Agresti December 28, 2017 Reflecting back on 2017 and looking forward to the future when more people will know facts that allow them to make important, informed decisions, Just Facts has summarized five facts and five falsehoods … Continue reading
Four Fabrications About Firearms
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:16:51 +0000
By James D. Agresti October 19, 2017 According to two recent op-eds published by the New York Times: “more guns means more murder.” “more guns means less safety.” “a gun is 22 times more likely to be used in a … Continue reading
Ginsburg Sexism Charge Undercut By Scientific Poll
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:06:17 +0000
By James D. Agresti September 28, 2017 In a recent interview on CBS This Morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spurred the audience to applause by saying she had “no doubt” that sexism played a role in Hillary Clinton’s … Continue reading
What the $20 Trillion National Debt Means to You
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:07:26 +0000
By James D. Agresti September 14, 2017 On September 8, 2017—the same day that Congress and President Trump passed a law suspending the federal debt limit until December—the official debt of the U.S. government surpassed the milestone of $20 trillion, … Continue reading